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Overview: Train from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON

distanceDistance102 miles (164 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h
priceAverage train ticket price$41 (€34)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersVIA Rail Canada

Trains from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON cover the 102 miles (164 km) long trip taking on average 2 h with our travel partners like VIA Rail Canada. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $41 (€34), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $37 (€32).

Train providers: VIA Rail from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON trains

For as little as $37 (€32) you can travel by train to Ottawa, ON from Montreal, QC with VIA Rail. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.

VIA Rail

VIA Rail is Canada's main train provider. There are several different ticket fares like Economy, Business, Sleeper Plus, Prestige and Touring for your next journey by train to Ottawa, ON from Montreal, QC.

Omio helps you compare and book the perfect train with VIA Rail between Montreal, QC and Ottawa, ON for a smooth and relaxing journey. Check the latest VIA Rail train schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, take a look at the travel information for the Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON train with VIA Rail (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), compare the best connections for your Montreal, QC - Ottawa, ON route and then book a cheap train ticket with ease. The distance from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON by train is 102 miles (164 km). You can book tickets for this VIA Rail train for as low as $37 (€32) one-way if you book in advance. When you search for VIA Rail tickets to Ottawa, ON from Montreal, QC in the Omio app, you can also check whether they are mobile tickets quickly and easily. If they are mobile tickets, then you can go paperless when taking a train. Book that perfect VIA Rail Montreal, QC - Ottawa, ON train ticket online and enjoy your trip!

  • Average Price: $37

When purchasing your VIA Rail train tickets from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • You can cancel your reservation at any time prior to the scheduled departure and receive a full refund in addition to not incurring any service charges, regardless of when you purchased your ticket. This includes all travel up to and including November 1, 2020, as well as any travel after November 1, 2020, if their outbound train is on or before November 1, 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Trains from Montreal to Ottawa

Ottawa, the capital of Canada, lies in the south-eastern corner of Ontario, close to the border with Quebec. It was a diplomatic choice as national capital, a compromise between the rival claims of the largest cities Toronto and Montreal. The seat of government is an attractive destination in its own right, with seven national museums, scenic parks, and some of Canada's most celebrated craft beer venues. Canada's primary rail operator VIA Rail provides daily direct trains to the capital from Montreal seven days a week, a popular route for business travelers and tourists. Journey times to Ottawa average just over 2 hours, with morning, afternoon, and evening departures available from Montreal. Weekend schedules are a little less-frequent with no early morning trains from Montreal to Ottawa on Saturdays.

Which train companies travel from Montreal to Ottawa?

Canada's main long-distance rail operator VIA Rail provides all the country's intercity services including all train services from Montreal to Ottawa. Passengers on this route can opt for VIA Rail's Economy or Business Class seats. Train carriages on intercity services are equipped with power outlets for charging tablets and cell phones, WiFi internet access and onboard entertainment systems. Trolley services in Economy Class on board the train from Montreal to Ottawa offer sandwiches, snacks, and drinks for purchase, with complimentary meals and cocktails provided for Business Class passengers. Some VIA Rail intercity trains on this route to the capital city also offer baggage check-in services for up to two large items per passenger. Passengers with reduced mobility are given priority boarding and luggage assistance from VIA Rail train staff.

How long is the train ride from Montreal to Ottawa?

The trip on the train from Montreal to Ottawa is one of the shorter journeys on the VIA Rail network. The fastest train from Montreal to Ottawa is the early morning departure to the capital, taking 2 hours to cover the 116-mile (186 kilometer) route south-west from the Quebecois city. Other direct trains with VIA Rail take between three and 14 minutes longer, with the mid-morning departure from Montreal providing the slowest trip to the capital. Indirect services are not a practical consideration on this VIA Rail intercity route.

How many trains are there from Montreal to Ottawa?

Weekday VIA Rail schedules for this route between Montreal and Ottawa include six daily departures from the Quebecois city to the capital. The first train from Montreal to Ottawa leaves just after 6:00 a.m. and the timetable offers two morning trains, a midday service, two afternoon trains, and a final departure from Montreal in early evening, arriving in Ottawa around 9:00 p.m. On Saturdays there are three direct trains to Ottawa from Montreal, departing in mid-morning, around midday and in mid-evening. Sunday timetables offer five direct trains to Ottawa, with a morning and midday train, two afternoon services, and an evening connection.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Montreal to Ottawa?

Departure station: Montreal Central Station, also known to French-speaking locals as the Gare Centrale, is the city's major terminus for VIA Rail trains and the busiest commuter station in the province of Quebec. The station is situated close to the Old Port on the south-east side of central Montreal, with public transport links that include seven local bus routes, night buses, and airport shuttles, and Montreal Metro subway trains on the Green line from McGill station or the Orange line from Bonaventure station. Facilities at the station include parking lots, Bixi bike share racks, car rental agencies, free WiFi, ATMs, a hair salon, and taxi stands. The concourse food court includes Canadian restaurants, fast food outlets, coffee shops, bakeries, and an Asian diner. The shopping mall at the station features fashion and accessory boutiques, a luxury chocolatier, a jewelers, luggage stores, grocery markets, and news vendors.

Arrival station: Ottawa station is the capital's main hub for VIA Rail intercity trains, located east of the city center. OC Transpo offers public transport connections to the city center on light rail services on the O-Train Confederation Line from the adjacent Tremblay station, and frequent bus services from the train station to downtown Ottawa on routes 61 and 62. Passenger facilities at the station include a business lounge, free WiFi, car rental desks, ATMs, baggage storage services, vending machines, and rest rooms. The concourse offers a range of fast food outlets, snack bars and coffee shops, with a convenience store and news vendors providing picnic essentials and reading material.

Travel Tips: Trains from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON

Travel by train to Ottawa, ON easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON.

How much are cheap trains between Montreal, QC and Ottawa, ON?

Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Ottawa, ON from Montreal, QC for the next 7 days starting from $37 (€32)  one way.

What is the price of a train ticket to Ottawa, ON from Montreal, QC?

The Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON train ticket price is on average $41 (€34)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next week.

How far is Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON by train?

When traveling this route you should expect the distance between Montreal, QC and Ottawa, ON by train to be approximately 102 miles (164 km).

How long is the train from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON?

On average the Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON train travel time is 2 h  for the 102 miles (164 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

Which train providers should I travel with from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON?

For the best Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with VIA Rail Canada. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Montreal, QC and Ottawa, ON to compare what amenities they may offer.

How many trains per day are there to Ottawa, ON from Montreal, QC?

On average, there are 4 trains a day from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When is the earliest train from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON? When is the last train from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON?

The earliest train departing from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON leaves at 11: 11 AM. The last train departing from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON leaves at 9: 30 PM. You can find the latest Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

How far in advance should I buy a train ticket from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON to get the best deals?

You can find trains to Ottawa, ON from Montreal, QC to cost on average $41 (€34) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.